Florida boy accidentally shoots and kills younger brother

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A 13-year-old Florida boy accidentally shot and killed his 11-year-old brother while wielding a gun he found in his parents’ bedroom last week.

The victim, Shemarion Burse, died Thursday of a gunshot wound to the chest, according to Miami-Dade police.

Shemarion was at his family’s apartment with his four siblings, ages 9 to 15, when the incident took place. There were no adults at home when the boy was shot.

The 13-year-old brother had taken a gun from a firearms case in the bedroom closet and the gun went off while he was using it.

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A neighbor recalls hearing the children screaming for help. The neighbor then ran towards it.

“I called 911. I entered the house. The baby was there, blood everywhere,” she told WSVN-TV.

She began administering mouth-to-mouth CPR until the boy stopped breathing.

Shemarion was flown to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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“Blood on the wall, he was just laying there, taking his last breath, and it was just traumatic,” said the neighbor. “I was nervous, I was in shock, but I tried to help honestly, because I have a concealed weapon, I have children, so I know the panic, the fear. I related to that moment. I just pretended he was my relative.”

Miami-Dade Police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta told reporters Thursday that Burse’s mother is a Miami-Dade Corrections officer.

Police have not said who the weapon belongs to. It is not expected that a report will be filed.

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Shemarion’s mother, Tiffany Callaway, started a GoFundMe page for her son’s funeral expenses. The fundraiser raised nearly $17,000 Sunday morning.

“[Imagining] living without him is something we never thought we would have to do as a family, and worse, we have to put him to rest,” Callaway wrote. “We were unprepared for this tragedy and are just asking for some sort of hand. Any small or large donation will enable us to give him the proper burial.”